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Why some North Korean defectors choose not to live in the South

Why some North Korean defectors choose not to live in the South

Discrimination in the ROK drives some to third countries

Why some North Korean defectors choose not to live in the South
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov February 20, 2018
New sanctions beginning to have impact in and around N. Korea: sources
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New sanctions beginning to have impact in and around N. Korea: sources

Foreign workers returning and businesses in China are shutting down, but effect in-country is mixed

New sanctions beginning to have impact in and around N. Korea: sources
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll February 9, 2018
How North Korea turned to terrorism to stop the ’88 Seoul Olympics

How North Korea turned to terrorism to stop the ’88 Seoul Olympics

When a boycott failed, Pyongyang used bombs to make its point

How North Korea turned to terrorism to stop the ’88 Seoul Olympics
Peter Ward
Peter Ward February 6, 2018
Line of duty: life as a senior police officer in North Korea

Line of duty: life as a senior police officer in North Korea

A former major talks crimes, corruption, and how those with good songbun avoid punishment

Line of duty: life as a senior police officer in North Korea
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy January 30, 2018
Law and order: North Korea’s up-to-date Penal Code
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Law and order: North Korea’s up-to-date Penal Code

The 2015 edition reveals how the DPRK continues to punish political and economic crimes

Law and order: North Korea’s up-to-date Penal Code
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy January 29, 2018
Crime and punishment: a brief history of North Korea’s penal code
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Crime and punishment: a brief history of North Korea’s penal code

What began as a clone of the Soviet system has developed to uniquely suit the DPRK's circumstances

Crime and punishment: a brief history of North Korea’s penal code
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy January 25, 2018
Why so many North Koreans need to reach third countries to defect

Why so many North Koreans need to reach third countries to defect

South Korea must press China more to stop refoulement, experts say

Why so many North Koreans need to reach third countries to defect
Rose Kwak January 16, 2018
The Kanggye explosion: a man-made disaster in North Korea

The Kanggye explosion: a man-made disaster in North Korea

Up to a thousand are believed to have died in an accident at an important munitions factory

The Kanggye explosion: a man-made disaster in North Korea
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy January 12, 2018
North Korean imports of Chinese cereals continue to fall in November
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North Korean imports of Chinese cereals continue to fall in November

Month's figures represent less than half of their 2016 equivalents

North Korean imports of Chinese cereals continue to fall in November
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne January 12, 2018
Four years in North Korea: observations from Switzerland’s man in Pyongyang

Four years in North Korea: observations from Switzerland’s man in Pyongyang

Thomas Fisler discusses work that brought him to all but one province of the DPRK

Four years in North Korea: observations from Switzerland’s man in Pyongyang
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll January 9, 2018